Just trying to make an informed decision since this will be the last guitar and purchasing for a while.
When production first started in the early 1990s, Grassroots Guitars were produced in Japan, but they are now produced in Korea.Edwards guitar series consist of very high quality copies of legendary guitars like the Les Paul, Telecaster, and Stratocaster, and also original ESP designs.At this time, ESP also introduced the 400 Series as the first production line to be distributed in the US.During this same period, ESP began making the bodies and necks for Kramer Guitars and other manufacturers were using ESP as an OEM such as Robin Guitars, Schecter Guitar Research and Di Marzio.The numbers then go like this, using the above serial number as an example: K Number off the line that day So K0340506 was made in Kiso shop in 2003 on the 40th week, which was around mid-October that year, and was completed on the 5th day of that week (which, if I'm correct would have been Friday the 10th, but I only worked that out quickly) and was the 6th guitar finished that the knot in the back adds caractor...i even have a proper Shamalama Ding Dong custom here with 4 knots on the front that will also blow any other custom guitar away for the purpose its been made for..
I'm from a family that barely drift away from what we already know. i was attracted to the 12 fret inlay that says VIPER-10 its my radio "call sign" Viper and Ten-Ten is my nickname so when I saw VIPER-10 inlayed on the 12th fret i was compelled to pick it up and save it.
So I gave it a new strings, Pick up height, Brigde, action, Intonation and all of that cometic polishing. I plugged it to my Masrshall AVT Tribute amp and screamed like a Kraken. Can you please provide me with some more information about this orphan but soon to be a star I have recently come across a LTD EC GTA guitar at a local music store. The serial number is strange it simply says, GTA 100.
I do know this was a limited run so does that mean it was the hundredth one actually produced?
ESP Company manufactures instruments under several names, including "ESP Standard", "ESP Custom Shop", "LTD Guitars and Basses", "Navigator", "Edwards Guitar and Basses", and "Grassroots".
Their products range from Japanese-built custom shop instruments to lower end mass-production Korean, Indonesian and Chinese made instruments.
The Navigator series Fender and Gibson replicas are made at costs that exceed those even of Fender and Gibson’s own Custom Shops!